Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Eid Mubarak!! O' the Joys of Wishing others Well!

Eid mubarak (blessed Eid), Eid Sa'eed (Happy Eid), and everything else that's good wishes!

It's Eid today (Tuesday) throughout much of the Muslim world. I realize that some will be celebrating it tomorrow, and I wish them a beautiful Eid as well.

You know, there's a really good, peaceful feeling that comes with wishing others on their holidays. I love, love, love saying Eid mubarak to people. I love going to people's walls on FB or calling them to wish them a wonderful Eid. The feeling is immensely wonderful! I love it even more when a non-Muslim says it to me! It feels really special. And it's for that reason that I also enjoy wishing my Christian friends a Merry Christmas when Christmas is here. This is one thing that all humans share with each other, you know, this practice of celebrating something that's important to us, whatever that is and in whatever different ways we choose to celebrate it. I know, I know - not everyone has something to celebrate, but I am sure that more than most people do. It feels good to belong to a community and to share something with some community, and it's primarily for that reason, I am convinced, that we celebrate holidays and other special occasions.

So! Eid mubarak! Spread the joy and the happiness and the love! But don't over-celebrate such that you forget the miseries, including the poverty and oppression in much of the (Muslim) world, and the fact that they're not fortunate in celebrating with us this year yet again.

3 comments:

  1. Eid Mubarak to you and your family as well!

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  2. Eid Mubarak!! Yeahhhh

    p.s where is my eidi >>?? :P

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  3. Eid mubarak to botha you, girls!
    hahaha, SEPO! :D When you come to the U.S> to see me ;)

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